Hi all. I have 3 plants well into flowering under 366 watts cfl's inside my grow box. This is my 5th or 6th grow from the same unknown bagseeds, with a few clones of the same plant done in the past. I've been scouring the web lately for info on what a ripe plant should look like. I feel like I placed too great an emphasis on trichomes too early on in my growing career, instead of paying attention to the plant as a whole. I've stopped trying to harvest my indicas early, thinking I'd get a sativa high. You don't get a sativa high from an underripe indica. You just get an underripe indica high. If I want a sativa high, I'll grow a sativa next time, and I hope I grow it until it's ripe. My plants genetics are what they are. Picking an apple early won't make it taste like a tomato, and picking it late won't make it taste like a peach. Anyway, without disclosing how long these plants have been in flowering, or what my trichome situation is, (yes, I have a 30X loop as well as the Radio Shack 60X-100X microscope), I was wondering if any experienced growers out there could look at these pics and tell me if this plant is RIPE or not. I want to wait till the plant is done, THEN dial the ripeness in by checking the trichs. Any thoughts on how much longer these plants LOOK like they will need to flower?